Vinten, a leader in robotic camera support systems and a Vitec Group brand, has introduced the Vinten μVRC (microVRC) controller that allows studios of all shapes and sizes to control high-end robotics and third-party pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras. Aimed at users looking for a complete robotic solution that suits their budget, the μVRC is the companion to Vinten’s Vantage compact robotic head.
“The amount of content being produced and consumed has increased exponentially, while the cost of production has fallen significantly and broadcast-quality equipment is becoming ever more accessible to smaller studios,” explained Vinten product manager Neil Gardner. “As smaller studios continue to emerge, we wanted to pair our innovative Vantage compact robotic head with a flexible, ergonomic control solution for this rising demographic. By pioneering the new μVRC controller, we now have a complete solution that lets any studio leverage high-quality Vinten robotic systems and reap the benefits of perfect control.”
Offering easy integration, the μVRC controller is pitched at customers who require control over the Vantage compact robotic head or third-party PTZs, allowing them to control multiple units for various shooting angles. The software gives users access to various features including camera select, pre-set shots, essential shading, playback and integration with third-party switchers. Its touchscreen and USB joystick panel can be personalised as function keys, and the auto-discovery setting enables a quick set-up of the user’s robotic devices.
The Vinten μVRC is a scalable solution that allows users to adapt and increase the controller’s functionality based on their specific needs and budget. By purchasing additional licensing modules, users can expand the software up to all of the features found in Vinten’s HD-VRC system. Add-ons include third-party PTZ integration, the ability to add support for ICE, functionality for additional Vantage heads, or full compatibility with the Vinten automation interface.